Phone: 847.859.2312

Winter 2018 Registered Classes

Our awesome registered classes spanning the creative arts and inspiring meaningful connections with our bodies and each other will resume in the Fall.  Come make art, music, move and giggle with us this season! Please give us a call at 847-859-2312 to learn more about the enriching opportunities we are planning for you and your little one in the new year.

Tuesdays, January 16th – March 6th, 12:15-1:00 pm

Sign + Play with Wendy Auffant
Ages 6 months-18 months
Do you wish you had a glimpse into what your baby is thinking or needs? Help your little one share their thoughts with you by learning how to effectively use sign language. Sign + Play teaches babies and toddlers simple, easy-to-do gestures for communicating with their parents and caregivers. Using signs gives your child a way to communicate with you long before they have words. In this class, signs are introduced while playing games, singing songs and finger plays, exploring toys and story time. Parents are provided with strategies to make signing at home successful. Add in parachute and instrument time and you have a class that is both fun and informative. Come Sign + Play with your child!

Ages: 6 months-18 months old. Class will run for 8 sessions for 45 minutes. (Minimum sign-up of 5 families). Fee: $160 per child (materials included). Please register now by calling 847-859-2312 or emailing us at info@meetatgather.com to save your spot.

Tuesdays, January 16th – March 6th, 1:15-2:00 pm

Baby Grow + Play  with Wendy Auffant 
Ages: newborn-6 months
Do you want to learn more about your new baby’s early development? Get ready for practical ideas and activities that will help promote family bonding. This class is designed to provide information, songs and activities to help stimulate early learning, communication and motor development. Learn surprising things your baby can already do and how you can foster your baby’s early development.

Ages: newborn-6 months. Class will run for 8 sessions for 45 minutes. (Minimum sign-up of 5 families). Fee: $160 per child (materials included). Please register now by calling 847-859-2312 or emailing us at info@meetatgather.com to save your spot.

Tuesdays, January 16th – March 6th, 2:30-3:15 pm

Toddler Talk + Play with Wendy Auffant
Ages 15 months- 3 years.
Ready to get your toddler communicating? Toddler Talk + Play will inspire your little one’s communication skills through fun, engaging activities that grow understanding of new concepts & words and your child’s verbal expression. Parents and caregivers will learn simple yet powerful strategies for helping their child communicate during play. Each class is built around a unique theme that includes circle time with Miss Wendy and her bear leading high energy songs, finger plays, movement, and simple art activities to keep your toddler learning and moving. Come talk and play with your child!

Ages: 15 months-3 years old. Class will run for 8 sessions for 45 minutes. (Minimum sign-up of 5 families). Fee: $160 per child (materials included). Please register now by calling 847-859-2312 or emailing us at info@meetatgather.com to save your spot. 

Thursdays, TBA

Stomp and Shout At the center of a Stomp And Shout class is music! Music helps develop language skills, develops self esteem, develops listening and math skills, and gives us an amazing foundation to explore using our big beautiful imaginations. We’ll go on adventures, move our bodies in cool kid ways, imagine ourselves as different people, make stories sing, and jam-out on our instruments. If they’re lucky, we’ll let the grownups come along for the ride! A Stomp and Shout class teaches the language of imagination to both grown up and child and encourages the learning to extend far beyond class. Included in your session price are music downloads, and Play At Home Packet chock full of Stomp and Shout sheet music, ideas to engage both parent and child in imaginative adventures at home, and insights and tidbits about raising a creative child. Class will run for 6 weeks for 45 mins. Ages: 9 months-4 years old. Please follow this link to register.

Wednesdays, TBA 2018, 6:30-9:15 pm

Natural Child Birth Classes with Denyse Ffrench The Bradley Method is a system of partner-coached natural childbirth. The intention of Bradley Method classes is to teach methods of relaxation, self-awareness, and comfort measures to deal with the stress of labor as an alternative to medical intervention. The Bradley Method operates on the premise that birth is a natural, normal process, and the laboring woman and her partner can work together through labor, without common medications and interventions, if they have the right tools and support. Classes run for 12 weeks, 2 1/4 hours per class (27 hours total) The size is limited to 8 couples to allow for questions and conversation. Please register early – classes fill up quick. All are welcome. Fee: $350 per couple. Denyse Ffrench is the mother of four, including a set of twins, with very different birth experiences. The breadth of her first hand knowledge with natural and assisted labors and deliveries is invaluable to her teaching expertise. Please check out her website to learn more about her supportive, informative and non-judgmental childbirth class: www.denyseffrench.com.